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i was just wondering, why do i always update my kernel, then when using the newly updated kernel, it just wont continue to the GUI part of the OS, then ...
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    hi... just a little help about kernels in fedora 9...


    i was just wondering, why do i always update my kernel, then when using the newly updated kernel, it just wont continue to the GUI part of the OS, then all i need to do is set the grub.conf to boot my old kernel...

    just what's the point in having a new kernels?

    thnx guys....
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    Quote Originally Posted by eonaranas View Post
    i was just wondering, why do i always update my kernel, then when using the newly updated kernel, it just wont continue to the GUI part of the OS, then all i need to do is set the grub.conf to boot my old kernel...
    if you did not install your graphics driver with you package manager(yum , apt ...) then updating the kernel does not install/update the graphics driver for you and when you go GUI it wont work since there is no appropriate graphics driver. if this is what is causing you trouble you will have to install the right driver for the new kernel.
    just what's the point in having a new kernels?
    everyday people around the world submit patches that fix bugs in the kernel and new features get added to it. if you stick with you old kernel you wont have those new-kernel-only features and bug fixes. i guess that is why people update their kernels
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    hello...

    maybe you misunderstand my query...

    yes i am updating my kernels and i have three kernels now to choose in grub boot loader...

    but when i choos ethe new kernels,,, it just dont go straight to the gui part of the OS

    it will just end up to LocalHost Login:

    and then nothing....

    im wondering how can i load my new kernels upto the gui part of the OS...

    and yes i have my driver of my graphics card and its working fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eonaranas View Post

    but when i choos ethe new kernels,,, it just dont go straight to the gui part of the OS

    it will just end up to LocalHost Login:

    and then nothing....

    im wondering how can i load my new kernels upto the gui part of the OS...

    and yes i have my driver of my graphics card and its working fine...
    if you have your runlevel set to 5 (in /etc/inittab) and your proper graphics driver installed then after booting the new kernel you should be able to go GUI.
    after booting the new kernel and logging what do you get when you start the GUI with the command "startx" ?
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    yes sir... inittab is set to 5 and my grafix card is working just fine... but when booting to newe kernels, i was just stuck in the LocalHost Login: then nothing

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    Have you tried to log in at that Login prompt?
    Execute startx command there, as suggested by khafa.
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    yes sir... but nothing i can do

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    Post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf file and output of uname -a command here.
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